British singer-songwriter, Jake Bugg will be releasing his highly anticipated self-titled US debut album on April 9th on Mercury Records. After its release, Jake will be all over US television with appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman on April 10th, The Ellen Show on April 12th and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on April 22nd. Jake will also be at this year’s SXSW and Coachella and then opening for Band of Horses in April. Not too shabby for an 18-year-old newcomer.
After being impressed with his song, “Two Fingers“, we just had to interview this guy. You can listen to the interview here and watch his music video for “Two Fingers” below and see what all the fuss is about.
China Rats, made up of Graeme Thomson (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Luke Smith (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Jedidiah Allcock (Bass/Vocals) and George Riley (Drums), got their big break when they got to play the European festival, BENICASSIM. Initially asked to play a smaller stage the day before, they were bumped up to the main stage when Bat for Lashes cancelled. This was a success for the band and the festival alike.
The rock band formed in Leeds in 2011 and released their debut EP To Be Like I on Once Upon A Time Records in UK. Now China Rats is set to release their U.S. debut single in March 2013 followed by a performance at SXSW. Not bad for a band who have only been around for a year.
Their track, “To Be Like I”, is definitely an attention getter. Watch the video for it below: